Accessing Audio Described DVDs on a Mac Computer.
I was recently very excited to discover that I could play Audio described DVDs on my Apple computer. after inserting a DVD into my MacBook Pro and expecting my wife to have to help me turn on the audio description, I was shocked to find that I was actually able to do this independently, without having to rely on sighted assistance.
I sat back and waited until the computer loaded the DVD which in this case, was a film called “Did you hear about the Morgans”. The film loaded through the program DVD player witch comes with all apple Computers.
After the DVD began to play, I pushed the Space bar Button wile having VoiceOver on which paused the movie so i Could Just hear what VoiceOver was saying. I then pushed the VoiceOver keys along with the letter M, which took me up to the menu. i scrolled along the menues until i came to a Tab saying “feature”, where I was presented with a pull down Menu; which I accessed by using the down arrow and VoiceOver keys. i kept moving down the menu until I came to a submenu labelled “Audio”, which listed a number of different audio tracks that were included on the DVD, one of which was “English for the vision impaired”. After selecting this option, I restarted the movie and was shocked to find that I had been successful in turning on audio description. I now watch audio described movies on my Mac all the time and wanted to share this trick with other people who are blind or vision impaired. Happy viewing everyone!